Voices Unite for ‘Concert of Peace’

October 24, 2015, 10:14 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:05 PM
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Hilo Community Chorus and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo Kapili Choir will join with composer Joseph Martin and his “Peace in the Pacific” Vocal Tapestry Tour Choir to present “Concert of Peace” on Tuesday.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, and include choral arrangements like “Change the World With Love (A Parting Blessing),” “You Raise Me Up,” “God Bless America,” “Pathway of Hope,” “The Awakening,” and “The Lord Will Be My Shepherd.”

Tuesday’s concert will begin with a presentation by Joseph Martin and his wife, Susan Martin, with special guest Nancy Price. The second half of the performance will be performed by the Vocal Tapestry Tour Choir, Hilo Community Chorus, and UH-Hilo Kapili Choir.

Joseph has performed solo piano recitals and has been featured with symphony orchestras in both the United States and in Mexico. He is recognized throughout the U.S. for sacred and secular choral compositions. Susan was discovered by choir director Fred Waring and toured as principal soloist with “The Pennsylvanians.” She spent 20 years as an actress and performer at Walt Disney World and has been featured in an array of musicals and shows.

Price holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Music Education from Ithaca College. She spent many years as a high school choral director and now works as a freelance music engraver, editor, and proofreader.


Conducted by Amy Horst, the UH-Hilo Kapili Choir gathers and unites students from all majors at UH-Hilo. The group represents a variety of cultures, languages, and backgrounds.


Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Those interested in attending can purchased tickets at Basically Books, Most Irresistible Shop, or at the door.


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